30 Days to Zero Waste (Day 29: Buy Less)

Spread the Sustainable Gospel!

We consume a lot. Just in the US, we spend 3-4 times as many hours shopping as our counterparts in Europe do. And even though the US has 5% of the world’s population, it consumes nearly 30% of the world’s resources and creates 30% of the world’s waste. Yep, Houston, we have a problem.

We should consider buying less/consuming less. Refuse what we don’t need and considerably reduce what we do. Constantly ask yourself, “Do I really need this?”

Partake in experience activities rather than go shopping and look to borrow or rent before buying is an option.

You could also try a buy nothing week or month to see how much you can reduce and how much money you can save.

Day 30: Recycle


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